Photo by: Laurie Abbott
The time is almost here for the 2018 official opening of Canada’s First Railway Tunnel! We have information on the opening day, plus some mesmerizing tunnel photos to share with you!
The ceremony will take place on Saturday March 31st at the South portal of the tunnel in Armagh S. Price Park. CR5 Bluegrass band will play some tunes beginning at 10:30am, and food trucks will be on site if you would like to grab a hot drink or a bite to eat. At approximately 11:00am, Dignitary remarks will be given by MP Gord Brown, MPP Steve Clark, Mayor David Henderson, and Councillor Dave LeSueur, followed by the bands second set. During the performance, the tunnel doors will open, and everyone will be invited into the tunnel! As you wander through, the 1000 Islander Chorus will be singing in the tunnel acapella.
The Railway Tunnel Committee will have a booth set up to provide information, and new tunnel merchandise will be available to purchase! Yes, the tunnel tees are back! For the kids, the DBIA is hosting a fun Easter Egg hunt by the tunnel from 11:00am-2:00pm
Doors will stay open until 9:00pm, and then tunnel will be open 9:00am-9:00pm daily for the rest of the season. The Brockville Railway Tunnel is FREE to walk through, however donation boxes are situated at both ends of the tunnel if you wish to contribute.
To get you excited, enjoy some fantastic tunnel photos taken by talented residents and visitors!
We can’t wait to see all of the awesome shots that will be taken in 2018!